Principal Second Violin
John Sit was born in Hong Kong and graduated with a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied violin with Lucie Robert. In 2012 he graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under a full scholarship given by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. During his studies John Sit played on a Bassot violin (1707) on loan from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust. John Sit began learning the violin from his mother from a young age and obtained his ABRSM Grade 8 in violin at the age of nine. From the age of twelve he studied with Leung King-fung and obtained his Fellowship of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He joined the Asian Youth Orchestra for two consecutive years and has worked with prestigious conductors including Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Edo de Waart, Trevor Pinnock and James Judd. He has performed in masterclasses given by Huang Mengla, Simon Standage, Lorenzo Colitto, Eva Steinschaden and the Szymanowski and Penderecki String Quartets. John Sit has made appearances at the Texas Music Festival and the Beijing Music Festival. In 2014 he performed for the Hong Kong tour of The Phantom of the Opera for Lunchbox Productions. He has been a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2015.